To many, the sounds of Jazz are just that—sounds. The intermingling of instruments, with their syncopated rhythms and unpredictable melodies, can seem like gibberish to those who haven’t played or studied jazz. This class will investigate the cultural, historical and personal stories of the jazz movement. You might even be tapping your feet on your way out the door. $5 for Walker Art Center members. 2–3 p.m. Lecture Room, Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Ave., Mpls.; 612.375.7600; members.walkerart.org.
Arts & Performance
talented cast and crew of GODSPELL have been singing, dancing and rehearsing to
bring us this fun, energetic Broadway musical that will be performed in
Messiah's Sanctuary on:
March 13 at 7 p.m.
March 14 at 7 p.m.
March 15 at 2 p.m.
From Age to Age celebrates the holy season of Advent at Lord of Life Lutheran with choral pieces emphasizing the Virgin Mary's point of view.
Join From Age to Age as they sing titles of leading female composers Abbie Betinis and Cecilia McDowall, as well as the most inspired works of the season through Mary’s eyes.
Enjoy the sounds of the holidays in a joint concert by the Plymouth Concert Band and Chorus Polaris. The concert will include traditional and contemporary holiday band and choral music. The concert is free and open to the public. No tickets are necessary.
Come celebrate the arts at the Plymouth Creek Center with its annual Plymouth Arts Fair. There will be various high-end artists with their work on display to sell. There will be paintings, sculptures and jewelry—and all featured artists hail from Minnesota. Come see the differences among artists and how they make their crafts their own. Live music and children’s activities will also take place to make it a great family event. Free. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturday, noon–4 p.m. Sunday. Plymouth Creek Center, 14800 34th Ave.
The Glass Menagerie is one of theatre’s most cherished and beloved modern plays.
The Uptown Art Fair in Minneapolis is the winner of more than 115 International Festivals and Events Association Awards, and it isn’t hard to see why. The Art Fair is three days of creative fun, from art activities to wine tasting to a Culinary Arts competition. There is non-stop entertainment ranging from reggae to magic on the performance stage, and festival food galore. The main star of the show, however, is the art: ranging from limited editions to one-of-a-kind treasures from more than 350 talented artists from around the world. Free. Times vary; check website for details.
Drop by Brookview Park on a Monday night, and you’ll find music lovers, musicians and fine tunes floating on the summer breeze. Sponsored by the Golden Valley parks and recreation department, artists and groups will be putting on free concerts for the community. 63.512.2345